Tom Metry to Be Honored
at Annual Hall of Fame Dinner

Longtime coach and administrator Tom Metry will be inducted into the CYSA Hall of Fame at the Annual Hall of Fame Dinner, Sat., Mar. 7 at the San Jose Convention Center. No-host cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m., with the dinner scheduled from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Tom began coaching soccer in 1967 at Ahwahnee Jr. High in Fresno. He was first introduced to the Fresno Junior Soccer League and CYSA by Harold Young and became involved when Fresno started the U14 boys program in 1970.

In 1975, Tom moved into coaching girls’ soccer, in the U14 through U19 age groups. From 1978 through 2000, Tom spent the majority of his coaching time coaching at Fresno’s Hoover High School, and additionally helped start and coach the Fresno State Women's Soccer Club.

After Tom retired from high school coaching in 2001 he became involved in the Ayer Soccer Club, first as a coach for his grandson’s team, then as Ayer Club President and Roosevelt Youth Soccer League (RYSL) board member. In 2005, he helped found and run the Randy D. Roby Soccer Tournament for class-4 teams. In 2007, he became President of the RYSL and joined the District VII Board. He is still on the District VII Board and helped with All Stars and the new Spring League.

Come join us to honor Tom at our annual Hall of Fame Dinner!

Tom Metry’s Achievements

FJSL

  • Coached for over 15 years, winning four city championships
  • Ahwahnee Jr. High coordinator for 10 years
  • On the FJSL Board of Directors for eight years
  • FJSL President for two years.

CYSA.

  • District VII commissioner after Harold S. Young, 1972-74
  • Helped start Clovis Youth Soccer League & first president
  • Refereed many games, including state championships
  • Led coaching clinics for Fresno, Reedley, and was Hanford All-Star coach

USSFA

  • National Coach with a "B" license
  • First class with Detmar Cramer in 1971, Last class in 1989
  • Helped put on the McGuire Cup finals in Clovis, Calif.

Hoover High School

  • Varsity girls coach for 22 years
  • Fifteen league championships
  • Six years as top team in the section
  • Four consecutive years undefeated
  • Overall record: 364 wins, 110 losses, 54 ties
  • 1996 California Coaches Association Girls Soccer Coach of the Year
  • 1996 NSCAA California Girls Coach of the Year
  • Two players selected as NSCAA All-Americans
  • 12+ girls players went on to become high school/college coaches.

Other Soccer-Related Activities

  • Initiated Fresno States Women Program and coached it for three years
  • Participated in Southern California Collegiate Soccer Conference (prior to that, members such as D.S.C., Cal Poly, D.C.L.A., San Diego, Fresno and other colleges were members of NCAA)
  • Chairperson for two years for SCCSC
  • Coached and helped with indoor soccer programs